Following a hearing Tuesday morning in the 354th District Court, Judge Keli Aiken has set the trial date for a former Hunt County detention officer accused of sex crimes for April 8, 2019.
Christopher Thomas Holcombe, 27, was arrested late September on four counts of sexual assault.
According to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began in November 2017, when “serious allegations were made against a detention officer with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office that were of a criminal and internal nature. An internal investigation was immediately ordered as well as a criminal investigation,” said Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.
Meeks said a family member of Holcombe contacted the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office to file a family violence/sexual assault report. An internal affairs investigation and a criminal investigation was immediately ordered wherein Holcombe was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. As a result of the internal investigation, Holcombe was terminated from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2018.
The criminal investigation was presented to the Grand Jury on Sept. 14, 2018, which resulted in four sealed indictments being issued for Holcombe’s arrest. He was taken into custody on Sept. 19, 2018, at his residence without incident on four counts of sexual assault.